Kapil Dev backs Team India to beat England

Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11:47 [IST]
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Kapil backs Team India to beat England

Lucknow, Jul 16: Warning against any sort of complacency, Kapil Dev felt that there is no reason why India cannot win the 4 match Test series against England starting on the 21st July.

Deposing faith in the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, the legendary all-rounder said, "India won the recently concluded West Indies tour and there seems to be no reason for not continuing with the feat in England. India will surely come back victorious."

"The team should not relax and should concentrate on each and every aspect," Kapil insisted.

The former fast bowler hailed India's victory in the Caribbean but reiterated that the team should have won by a bigger margin.

"It would have been better if India had won the West Indies series 2-0, but then the team has won it," Kapil told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Lucknow.

Kapil Dev also reposed faith in the administrative capabilities of his one time team-mate Dilip Vengsarkar adding that the presence of former players will be a step in the right direction towards the growth of sports in India. Vengsarkar is currently contesting for the post of chairman of Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA). He is up against seasoned politician Vilas Rao Deshmukh.

"I never said politicians should not be there. I don't have an issue with politicians or businessmen, my only contention is that those who have played the game should come in," Kapil said while referring to the MCA elections.

On his support to former colleague and contestant, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil said, "He (Vengsarkar) has played with me and I know his abilities, therefore, my support is with him," he said.


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